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Wang, Shouhong; Wang, Hai – Open Learning, 2017
Open educational resources (OER) can make educational resources widely available to all students and educators for free; however, OER are still untried in many academic programmes in higher education. This article reports a case of adoption of an open access textbook for an introductory information systems course and discusses the process and…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Open Source Technology, Textbooks, Introductory Courses
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Wiley, David; Williams, Linda; DeMarte, Daniel; Hilton, John – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
A growing body of research confirms the financial and academic benefits that accrue to students whose faculty adopt open educational resources, or OER. While there are no content licensing costs associated with using OER, there are several real costs that must be incurred by an institution that chooses to support its faculty in adopting OER. The…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Open Education, Costs, College Faculty
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Thoms, Joshua J.; Arshavskaya, Ekaterina; Poole, Frederick J. – TESL-EJ, 2018
The open education movement has resulted in the proliferation of content that is freely produced, shared, remixed, and reused by instructors in various disciplines throughout the world. However, little is known about whether or not English as a second language (ESL) instructors in the United States (US) are taking part. This study reports on the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Resources
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Judith, Kate; Bull, David – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
The implementation of open educational resources (OER) at the course level in higher education poses numerous challenges to education practitioners--ranging from discoverability challenges to the lack of knowledge on how to best localize and utilize OER as courseware. Drawing on case studies of OER initiatives globally, the article discusses…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Open Education, Guidelines, Freedom
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Kwak, SuBeom – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Since 2005, open educational resources (OER) have played a key role in K-12 education in South Korea; so far, however, there has been little discussion about OER efficacy in South Korean K-12 education. In the meantime, South Korean education has been attracting a lot of interest around the world. Former U.S. President Obama's comments about South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Korean, Language Arts, Language Teachers
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Doan, Tomalee – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Many observers find it baffling that faculty in higher education have been slow to adopt open educational resources (OER). The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a private foundation that makes grants to expand access to learning materials, defines OER as: Teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Shared Resources and Services, Instructional Materials, Technology Uses in Education
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Taylor, Cathy; Taylor, Michael W. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Open educational resources (OER) can be an effective tool in lowering student textbook expenses and bringing current material into the classroom, but come with many barriers for faculty related to time, expertise, motivation, standardized testing requirements, and subject matter differences. Given the number of potential challenges and problems…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Instructional Materials, Textbooks, Distance Education
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Ebner, M.; Schön, S.; Kumar, S. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
Although less well established than in other parts of the world, higher education institutions in German-speaking countries have seen a marked increase in the number of open educational resource (OER) initiatives and in government-supported OER funding in recent years. OER implementation, however, brings with it a unique set of challenges in…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Resources, Higher Education, German
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Agbu, Jane-frances Obiageli; Mulder, Fred; de Vries, Fred; Tenebe, Vincent; Caine, Abel – Open Praxis, 2016
It will be wise for educational institutions, from primary to tertiary level, globally, to reflect on their position and profile with respect to the new concepts of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Responses will be diverse of course but the potential is so manifest that many institutions probably will…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Mass Instruction
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Mengual-Andrés, Santiago; Payà Rico, Andrés – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
This article identifies the main social contributions of Open Educational Resources (OERs), their impact and the results of several initiatives related to them. Based on a theoretical and reflexive framework, we analyze the evolution of business models around OERs, their contribution to open knowledge and the common educational policies related to…
Descriptors: Models, Informal Education, Nonformal Education, Educational Technology
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Islim, Omer Faruk; Gurel Koybasi, Nergis A.; Cagiltay, Kursat – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Open Educational Resources (OER) and OpenCourseWare (OCW) target barriers of education and learning by sharing knowledge for free to benefit self-learners, educators, and students. This study aims to investigate the use of OER both as a supplementary resource for a traditional course and as a resource for self-learners. First, the attitudes and…
Descriptors: Open Education, Access to Education, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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McGreal, Rory – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Open Educational Resources (OER) and their offspring, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), are becoming important factors in achieving the "Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education" ("SDG4"). The OER movement is less than 15 years old and is growing rapidly as more and more nations and institutions adopt the view that…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Shared Resources and Services, Instructional Materials, Educational Technology
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Lesko, Igor – Open Praxis, 2013
With thousands of materials having been produced and shared openly and freely on the Internet as Open Educational Resources (OER) or OpenCourseWare (OCW), the focus of the Open Education movement has shifted toward the need to demonstrate how such materials are being used, by whom and with what impact. This paper reports on the uses, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Open Source Technology, Courseware
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Krelja Kurelovic, Elena – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016
Educational resources in the competitive world of higher education were often considered as key intellectual property, so access to those resources was restricted to privileged groups of students and professors, which is unacceptable in today's networked society. Today, an increasing number of institutions and individuals share such digital…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Educational Resources, Instructional Materials, Relevance (Education)
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Nkuyubwatsi, Bernard – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
Academics' engagement in Open Educational Practices (OEPs) is critical for opening up higher education. It is in this perspective that the willingness to engage in such practices among academics in Rwandan public higher education was investigated with an agenda to trigger responsive actions. Via convenience/availability and volunteer sampling, 170…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Shared Resources and Services, Instructional Materials
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